Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Katy Perry stole beat from the Mafia

Katy Perry admits the beat for 'E.T' was written for hip hop group Three 6 Mafia.
Great deals on musical instruments

Katy Perry admits the beat for 'E.T' was written for a rap group.

The 'Teenage Dream' singer said the idea for the song came from her producers "accidentally" playing her a beat they had designed for southern US hip hop group Three 6 Mafia.

She explained: "I remember writing with Max Martin and Dr. Luke, and they were just showing me different samples of songs or tracks or beats, and they accidentally pulled up this beat, and it was for Three 6 Mafia.

"I heard it and I always knew I wanted to write this futuristic, alienistic song, and I was like, 'Wait, I can wrap my head around this. I know this seems like a long shot, but I think I have the perfect material to put on top of this sound.' And I did, and it really worked out perfectly (sic)."

The single version of 'E.T.' - which stands for Extra Terrestrial - features rapper Kanye West, and Katy admits he helped bring out the track's "urban feel".

She added: "It's kind of a bit harder, it does have that urban feel underneath it. I think that's why Kanye added even another layer on top of it.

"And it has amazing sonics - I mean, there's so much to it, there's a lot in the song if you really put your headphones on and sink into the song."

Posted on 1 Apr 2011 10:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

21 Oct 2016 17:40
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Recent Music News

thumbnail

A compact and lightweight Electric Acoustic Bass Guitar ideal for those who value playability and ultimate accessibility to their instrument

19 Jan 2017 19:39
thumbnail

Elektron's Digitakt Drum Machine is the answer to all your of your percussive desires

19 Jan 2017 19:16
thumbnail

British microphone brand Aston have just announced the worlds first laser targeting pencil mic.

19 Jan 2017 19:07
thumbnail

With a number of exciting features, the RD-2000 combines the best features of acoustic and digital pianos into an innovative hybrid

19 Jan 2017 18:40
thumbnail

A versatile and dynamic Digital Mixer with a plethora of exciting capabilities

19 Jan 2017 18:06
thumbnail

Orange's new amps are the perfect solution for those who want to kill two birds with one stone. Just as able on the stage as it is in your bedroom, the Rocker series offer complete versatility.

19 Jan 2017 18:02